Non-Toy Gift Ideas for Kids (90+ Ideas for Toy-Free Celebrations)

Buying Christmas presents can seem like a guessing game especially if you’re looking for non-toy gift ideas for kids.

Toys are usually the default for children’s gifts and while they are fun to receive, let’s face it–kids don’t usually play with them very long.

Does this sound familiar:

Your child tells you the toy(s) they can’t live without.

You make sure “Santa” brings those special toys.

You watch as their eyes light up with pure joy on Christmas morning as they open their gifts and stocking stuffers.

You also watch as their interest in that toy they couldn’t live without dwindles each day until finally you realize they’ve moved on to the next thing.

Here’s the problem, over time all those toys start to pile up. Without anyone playing with them they just sit around collecting dust and cluttering up rooms in your home.

There are a few solutions to this problem.

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The first solution is to become a donating machine. Of course donating is a good thing. It’s good to teach kids about giving to others and it’s good for us moms to declutter our homes but it can also be a hassle. Especially if your kids collect a lot of toys.

Stopping by the donation center can be one more thing to add to your already full “to-do” list.

The second option is the best in my opinion and that is to have a toy-free Christmas.

Toys are fun, but you know what lasts longer than the excitement over a toy? Time with family, lessons, crafts and other experiences.

If you can relate to this scenario, then I’ve got a big list of non-toy gift ideas for kids that you can choose from and make this Christmas (or birthday) the most memorable yet.

Non-Toy Gift Guide

Non-Toy Gift Ideas for Babies

  1. Eskimo hat (1 free hat with code FMK35)
  2. Baby leggings (up to 5 free pair with code FMK50)
  3. Stylish diaper covers (up to 3 free pair with code FMK60)
  4. Baby board books (up to 5 free books with code FMK40)
  5. Hooded baby towel (1 free with code FMK35HT)
  6. Baby shoes (up to 2 free pair with code FMK60LW)
  7. Custom pacifier (up to 3 free with code FMK30PAC)
  8. Custom snappie shirts (up to 2 free with code FMK50SNAP)
  9. Teething silicone bead pacifier clip
  10. Fun baby Christmas socks
  11. Newborn outfit
  12. Bandana bibs
  13. PJ Masks toddler tableware
  14. Elmo Saves Christmas DVD
  15. Gold toddler bangle bracelet
  16. Sterling silver screw back earrings
  17. Pull up loop toddler socks
  18. Non-slip slippers
  19. Toddler pajamas
  20. Potty training watch
  21. Personalized baby blanket

Non-Toy Gift Ideas for 4-6 Year Olds

  1. Adopt a pet
  2. Butterfly garden heirloom seeds
  3. Butterfly growing kit
  4. Leapfrog LeapPad tablet
  5. Amazon Prime kids book box subscription
  6. Pop-up character umbrella
  7. Frog rain boots
  8. Electric toothbrush
  9. Kids body pillow
  10. Sleeping bag with pillow
  11. Binoculars
  12. Candy Land
  13. Magzine Subscription: Preschool Friends magazine | Ranger Rick, Jr. magazing
  14. Lego wallet
  15. 360 Star Night light
  16. Fishing pole set
  17. Outdoor bug catcher kit
  18. Kids craft table and chairs
  19. Amazon Fire tablet

Here are some favorite kids audio books to check out for the Amazon Fire tablet: The Complete Adventures of Curious George, The Angry Dragon and Charlotte’s Web.

Non-Toy Gift Ideas for 7-9 Year Olds

  1. VTech Kidizoom camera
  2. Highlights Top Secret Detective Kit
  3. Illuminated kid globe
  4. Joke book
  5. Who Was/Who Is book series collection
  6. 3D Pen
  7. Gratitude journal for kids
  8. Save Spend Share money bank
  9. Unicorn wall clock
  10. Curious Chef kitchen set
  11. Floor cushion
  12. Amelia Bedelia chapter books box set
  13. The Everything Kids’ Science Experiments Book
  14. Osmo Coding Jam
  15. Ice skating lessons and ice skates
  16. Easy Origami book
  17. Horseback riding lessons
  18. Pick a trip (pick one trip for the following year like Disney World, a cruise, amusement park, etc.)

Non-Toy Gift Ideas for 10-12 Year Olds

  1. Cash
  2. Bed-in-a-bag set
  3. Microscope STEM kit
  4. Emoji bracelet
  5. Convertible backpack purse
  6. Cat socks
  7. Hair chalk
  8. Gel pens
  9. J.R.R. Tolkien box set (The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings)
  10. Gamer door sign
  11. Fujifilm Instax mini camera
  12. Build you own computer starter kit
  13. 3D printer
  14. Character USB flash drive (Stitch)
  15. Rubik’s Cube
  16. Batman body spray
  17. Sewing machine
  18. Personalized luggage tags
  19. Spa day with friends
  20. Ticket to favorite sports game
  21. Scrapbook kit

Non-Toy Gift Ideas for Teens

  1. Audible membership (1, 3, 6 or 12 month membership)
  2. Gift cards (Starbucks, Apple, Google Play, Amazon, etc.)
  3. Season pass to favorite amusement park
  4. Beats headphones
  5. Gaming mouse
  6. Nail art kit
  7. “Let me sleep” pajamas
  8. Women’s onesie sleeper
  9. Touchscreen gloves
  10. “Do not disturb” gaming socks
  11. Unicorn gift set
  12. Lighted vanity mirror
  13. Bath bombs gift set
  14. Cordless bluetooth beanie hat with built-in headphones
  15. Twister
  16. “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens” book
  17. Lenovo Flex convertible laptop
  18. Rhinestone USB flash drive
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